Jo Tedds' Five Things.

Written by Lazy Gramophone on Sunday the 5th of May 2013

Five Things is a series of short journal posts introducing each of the writers and artists involved in our up-coming Time project.

Since the project's inception, the idea has been to create an environment where independent writers and artists could come together in order to share their work. The result of this endeavour is a collection of stories, images and poems based around the theme of time, its pages placing particular focus upon the relationship between words and pictures. By sharing in this way we hope to inspire each other as well as those around us, to draw a diverse audience and so help to illuminate the work of alternative artists and writers everywhere.


Since transitioning from the stage to the page, Jo has been experimenting with genre and style; attempting to address how memories can change with time and specifically how people can be the authors of their own past and each others. Jo is currently working on a collection of short stories - Subject to Change, which she hopes to publish in the near future.

Five Things that Inspire Me.

1. Every writer I have ever read and especially whichever writer I am reading.  Right now I am reading Flannery O'Connor who writes beautiful short stories whose characters seem forced to confront what they think they know. I'm only 4 stories in, so perhaps that changes. Writers that have particularly touched me in recent times are Annie Proulx, Angela Carter and John Steinbeck.

2. The nearly misses. You know, like when you nearly get knocked off your bike, nearly lost your job, coulda-been-killed. These are the beginnings of stories for me. 

3. My own experiences. Writing is often cathartic and I find, like many artists, that writing is a good way to process things that have happened and map my journey.

4. Sadness. I find happiness very difficult to write about. If I am happy and living it, I rarely want to take time away from the happiness to write it down. Sometimes I think I should do that more.

5. The margins. I am fascinated with where people draw lines. I find it easy to empathise with people and can readily justify and accept their behaviour. I often find myself asking, when does someone stop being a victim and just become a dickhead.

The Time Project.

1. Time Book Launch Lazy Gramophone Events Page 

2. Time Book Launch Facebook Page

3. View our Clock page (counting down to the release of Time)

4. An introduction to Time

5. Contributors' Five Things Journal Posts:
Adam Green
Bryn Hall
Inua Ellams
Zoe Catherine Kendall
Andrew Walter
Laura Dockrill
Mat Lloyd
Sorana Santos
Will Conway
Hannah Stephenson
Matt Black
Claire Fletcher
Carl Laurence
- Zophiel Webb
Jude Melling
Stacie Withers
Tom Hirons
Megan Leonie Hall
Vincent J Prince
Kaitlin Beckett
Guy J Jackson
Eliza Gregory
Jeannie Paske
Jo Tedds
Maria Drummey
Tom Harris
Liz Adams
Lola Dupre
Kirsty Allison
Alexander Aspinall
Paul Bloom

6. Buy Time from the Lazy Gramophone Shop 

7. Press/Reviews
(Click the links below to read each article in full)

Huffington Post:
'An intriguing book project from one of the most innovative groups of creative people in the city.' ~ Huffington Post

Fabric Magazine:
'...we'll bet you've never seen time as it's portrayed in this stunning new publication.' ~ Fabric Magazine

Rooms Magazine:
'Time is a treasure box brimming with creativity and fresh talent.' ~ Rooms Magazine

Annexe Magazine:
'Lazy Gramophone's anthology, Time, lives up to the high bar it sets for itself.' ~ Annexe Magazine


For more on The Time Project tweet us @lazygramophone or #TheTimeProjectLGP or visit our Time Facebook page.
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